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Region 8 News Wednesday Afternoon Update

Region 8 News Wednesday Afternoon Update – Here is a look at some of the stories the Region 8 News department is working on for Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10.

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Marshall's Story

Marshall McDaniel, a Jonesboro High School football player, wanted to get up after he was tackled in a state playoff game and knocked unconscious on the field.  Turns out medical professionals on the sidelines made the right call when they did not allow him to move, carefully loaded him on a stretcher, and sent him to the hospital. Had Marshall moved even in the slightest, he could have been paralyzed from the neck down. Tonight on Region 8 News at 10, Diana Davis tells Marshall's story of a journey that is nothing short of a miracle.

Flood victims speak out on stolen belongings

Over the past couple of weeks, residents who have flood damage have been pulling out their furniture, appliances, and personal belongings and laying them out on their front lawns and under their carports. Tonight on Region 8 News at 5 and 6 Brandi Hodges will speak with a resident who says things were taken from her yard, and tell you what police are doing to put a stop to thefts similar to this one.

Parks damaged in flood, clean-up process begins

The recent flooding not only did damage to homes and buildings but also city parks. Coming up on Region 8 News at 5 and 6, Justin Logan will have the latest on when the Riverfront Park in Pocahontas will re-open and the dangers the flood waters may leave behind. 

May Teacher of the Month

One very deserving teacher has been selected as KAIT's Teacher of the Month. Keith Boles will show you who she is tonight on Region 8 News at 5 and 6.

Cross County jail initiative

Cross County is trying to find a way to pay for a new jail. Find out how officials are planning to accomplish this tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10 with Josh Harvison.

Federal Disaster Areas

What does it mean for counties to be declared a federal disaster? When could residents see reimbursements?  Region 8's Lauren Payne is in Greene County and will have more on the next step tonight on Region 8 News at 6 and 10.

In the Weather Center

Ryan Vaughan will have your seven day forecast tonight on Region 8 News at 5, 6, and 10. Need more information now? Check out our weather page for the latest information.

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    Sheriff's dept. searches for 3 people connected to shooting

    Sheriff's dept. searches for 3 people connected to shooting

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    Joseph Bramblett and Michelle Bramblett (Source: Independence County Sheriff's Dept./Facebook)Joseph Bramblett and Michelle Bramblett (Source: Independence County Sheriff's Dept./Facebook)

    A shooting Monday night sent one man to the hospital and Independence County sheriff's deputies on the hunt for three people.

    A shooting Monday night sent one man to the hospital and Independence County sheriff's deputies on the hunt for three people.

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    2 officers shot, suspect in custody after standoff in Poplar Bluff, MO

    2 officers shot, suspect in custody after standoff in Poplar Bluff, MO

    Thursday, July 19 2018 12:35 PM EDT2018-07-19 16:35:18 GMT
    James Odell Johnson Jr. was arrested after police say he shot 2 officers (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)James Odell Johnson Jr. was arrested after police say he shot 2 officers (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)

    What started as a warrant arrest turned into a shooting where an officer was injured on Thursday, July 19 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

    What started as a warrant arrest turned into a shooting where an officer was injured on Thursday, July 19 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

  • 'Spontaneous combustion of tortilla chips' blamed for 2 fires at TX factory

    'Spontaneous combustion of tortilla chips' blamed for 2 fires at TX factory

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:24 AM EDT2018-07-19 13:24:02 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:53 AM EDT2018-07-19 13:53:22 GMT
    A fire department blames tortilla chips for causing not one, but two fires at a Texas factory where they are made. (Source: Austin Fire Dept. via Facebook)A fire department blames tortilla chips for causing not one, but two fires at a Texas factory where they are made. (Source: Austin Fire Dept. via Facebook)

    A fire department blames tortilla chips for causing not one, but two fires at a Texas factory where they are made.

    A fire department blames tortilla chips for causing not one, but two fires at a Texas factory where they are made.

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